Samuel Beckcom land grants and plats
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Samuel Beckcom land grants and plats

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Governor.
Title: Samuel Beckcom land grants and plats
Dates: 1793
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 0063

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Beckcom (1760-1825) was born in Granville, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Houghton (1769-1805). Beckcom died in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two land grants, 1,000 acres each, in Washington County, Georgia, granted by the State of Georgia to Samuel Beckcom. The grants are dated May 11, 1793. The grants are signed by Governor Edward Telfair. Each grant has attached a certificate of survey signed by T. McCall, Surveyor General, whose signature is witnessed by Sherwodd Beckcom and Wm. Neil, in one case, and M.M. Neelon, in the other case. Other signatures appearing on the survey certificates are: Joseph Session Deputy Surveyor and F. Tennill, S.W.L., Jno. Gibbons Trustee in the Surveyor General's office. No adjacent property owners are identified on the sketch or in the description. Both were recorded by John Milton, Secretary of the State. The grants are registered in Book YYY folios 176 and 206. One grant has a pendant seal.

Index Terms

Beckcom, Samuel.
Georgia. Governor.
Land grants.
Seals (artifacts)
Washington County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Samuel Beckcom land grants and plats, MS 63, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. G.V. Joubert, 1963.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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